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More on Palambridge – A New Model For Procurement Consulting

We featured the launch of Palambridge here. This is being driven by Philip Ideson, pictured here, who runs the Art of Procurement website which has […]

Bloom, IR35 and Good Practice Questions

We featured here the name change and the launch of Bloom the business that operates the NEPRO consulting framework. NEPRO is a creation of NEPO, […]

Spend Matters US Team Report From SAP Ariba Live

A couple of weeks ago, our colleagues from Spend Matters US attended SAP Ariba Live in Las Vegas. Nancy and I couldn’t make it unfortunately […]

Coupa Acquires Trade Extensions, Leading Sourcing Optimisation Software Provider

Spend management software firm Coupa has announced (in a formal filing document at least) the acquisition of Trade Extensions, the Swedish / UK market leaders […]

Amazon Business – Launches in UK After Success In US & Germany

Yesterday, Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Business in the UK, targeted at all sizes of organisations, and just four months after Germany was launched […]

Palambridge – Innovative Model for Firm Entering Procurement Consulting Marketplace

There have been a couple of interesting developments in the consulting and professional services world in the past two weeks - one very much UK-based, […]

Coupa Sales Continue To Grow But Firm Is Victim of CEO-Impersonator / Scammer

It has been an interesting couple of weeks for spend management software firm Coupa. Having launched a successful IPO last autumn, the firm released fourth-quarter […]

Gartner Magic Quadrant on Strategic Sourcing Suites – Additional Observations

Gartner issued their magic quadrant report last week on the “strategic sourcing application suites” market. That covers providers who offer sourcing, spend analytics, contract and […]

Basware 2016 Results: Some Promising Signs – 2017 a Critical Year

Basware, probably the leading e-Invoicing firm in the world and one of the leaders in wider purchase to pay and other procurement software, announced their […]

Optimum Procurement Rises From The Ashes After Client Dispute

It is not often we are shocked, but this article yesterday on the Insider business website came as a big surprise. Optimum Procurement Services, owned […]

Trade Extensions Results – And Might Technology Threaten the 3PL World?

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Privately owned firms don’t have to say too much about their performance publicly, unlike those with a stock market quote. But most will make some […]

Coupa Adds AI and Machine-Learning Spend-Data Classification to its Suite

Yesterday, leading cloud-based spend management firm, Coupa, announced* its acquisition of UK-based analytics solution provider Spend360 International Ltd. “Spend360 is an analytics solution that uses […]